SAT Subject US History Practice Question 423: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 423

44. John C. Calhoun's view that the states had the right to refuse to obey any act of Congress they considered unconstitutional became known as the

A. doctrine of equal rights
B. right of first refusal
C. doctrine of nullification
D. Carolina Plan
E. Calhoun Compromise

Correct Answer: C


Calhoun contended that the states had the right to nullify unconstitutional acts of Congress; hence, this is referred to as the doctrine of nullification.

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